three bottles of infused olive oil

Looking to take the go-to dishes in your cooking arsenal from can-do to can’t live without? Elevate your basic cooking ingredients with our Vitality™ essential oil line!

We’ve got recipes to help turn standard ingredients like olive oil and vinegar into superstar bases that’ll make your dishes a home run! Simply add Vitality essential oils, herbs, and spices to olive oil and vinegar and get mixing.

Lemon herb olive oil

Rosemary, Basil, and Lemon—oh, yes! This trio adds the right amount of tart, fresh flavors to enhance your favorite dishes.

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces olive oil
  • 4 drops Lemon Vitality
  • 2 drops Rosemary Vitality
  • 2 drops Basil Vitality
  • Handful of freshly sliced lemons
  • Handful of rosemary and basil

How to make lemon herb olive oil

1. Pour the olive oil into a pot or saucepan. Keep on low heat until it starts to bubble.
2. Mix in the herbs.
3. Let it simmer until the oil is fragrant. Be sure not to let the herbs brown.
4. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool.
5. Add drops of Vitality oil into the mixture. Remember, less is more. Start with fewer drops, then add more to taste if desired.
6. Funnel the mixture into bottles.

Essential oil infused oils and vinegars

Chili herb olive oil

Boost your finger-lickin’ foods with a flavor kick that’ll have the whole family coming back for seconds! The chili peppers and Black Pepper Vitality spark a hint of spice, while a variety of herbs round out the over all flavor.

YL tip: Add additional herbs you have on hand like cilantro, thyme, or basil.

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces olive oil
  • 5 dried chilies or a pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 4 fresh garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Handful of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 4 drops Oregano Vitality
  • 3 drops Black Pepper Vitality 

How to make chili herb-infused oil

1. Pour the olive oil into a pot or saucepan. Keep on low heat until it starts to bubble.
2. Mix in the herbs.
3. Let it simmer until the oil is fragrant. Be sure not to let the herbs brown.
4. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool.
5. Add drops of Vitality oil into the mixture. Remember, less is more. Start with fewer drops, then add more to taste if desired.
6. Funnel the mixture into bottles.

Citrus vinegar

Vinegar is a tangy topping that can pair well with desserts or entrees. Sweeten your vinegar with citrus favorites that’ll up the ante on your favorite dishes.

YL tip: Substitute balsamic vinegar to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces white wine vinegar
  • 1 small grapefruit
  • 1 small lime
  • 1 small orange
  • 3 drops Orange Vitality 
  • 3 drops Lime Vitality
  • 3 drops Grapefruit Vitality

How to make Citrus vinegar

1. Slice fruit and put in a 16-ounce bottle or jar.
2. Pour vinegar into a saucepan and bring to a simmer on the stove.
3. Add vinegar to your bottle or jar over the fruit. Let stand at room temperature for 8 hours.
4. Add Vitality oils.
5. Shake well before using because oil and vinegar don’t mix.

Essential oil infused vinegars and oils

How to use Vitality-infused oil

Oil and vinegar are starting points for many dishes, but their uses are endless. Here’s how to use these flavor-bursting recipes:

  • Drizzle over salad on their own or use as a base for homemade salad dressing.
  • Marinate meats, tofu, or veggies.
  • Pour onto a small plate and use as a dip for bread as an appetizer for parties.
  • Pour over warm brie and serve with crackers.
  • Trickle over flatbread pizzas.
  • Swap bland oil and vinegar in your go-to sauces like pad thai, pasta, or enchilada sauce.

Tips for infusing olive oil at home

  • Wash and thoroughly dry all herbs to keep fresh
  • Place in a glass jar with a tightly sealed lid and store in the refrigerator.
  • for an intense fusion of flavor, prepare a few days in advance and let the ingredients marinate in the refrigerator before use.
  • Use dried herbs instead of fresh ones for a longer-lasting oil.
  • When using Vitality oils, start with a small dose and add more drops for a more intense flavor.

Swap to satisfy

Want to tailor your olive oil and vinegar to your taste buds’ liking? These recipes are easily customizable with your favorite flavor combinations. Simply swap out the herbs, fruit, and oils to create endless flavor options. Here are some Vitality oils you can use:

  • Cumin, Lime, and Cilantro
  • Basil and Lemon
  • Nutmeg, Orange, and Cinnamon Bark
  • Parsley and Peppermint
  • Sage, Marjoram, and Thyme

Q&A

  • How long do infused oils last? Use within two weeks. If you refrigerate your infused olive oils, they should stay good for up to a month. If the additives start showing signs of wilting/spoiling, discard the rest of the oil.
  • Why is my infused olive oil cloudy? When refrigerated, olive oil starts to solidify, which makes it appear opaque. It will look clearer at room temperature. If its cloudy at room temperature, that is a sign that the herbs are starting to spoil. 

Want more ideas to up your culinary skills? Check out cooking with essential oils and discover which Vitality oils you need on The Lavender Life. 

How will you use these new flavor-popping recipes?

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